- How did the author view the election commission's decision to settle the disputed election between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden? Explain using evidence from the text and imagery included in the illustration.
- What is a farce? Why might the author have considered the election commission and its decision to be one?
- How did the author's selection and inclusion of quotes help achieve his purpose? (Note: All but the top left were from Republicans.)
Stoll, Joseph A., "The Political Farce of 1876," 1877. Courtesy of Library of Congress